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I took them down a while ago due to some personal issues I was working through. It's childish and doesn't make sense to do so, I know, but at the time, it made me feel a LOT better.
I just resubmitted three of them today- Rainbow Factory, Pegasus Device, and Turn for the Worse.
These will be the only stories available on this page. I will not be writing anything else for MLP fanfiction. I'm sure most of you already know that, seeing as I haven't written anything for shy of two years *anyways*.
If you need to contact me regarding Rainbow Factory, don't. Here's the rules:
1. I don't give a fuck what you do with it
2. I seriously don't care
3. Yes you can write a sequel where you destroy it in a crossover with your normal series
4. Seriously holy shit I have never cared omg
5. Just don't copy it and pass it off as yours because that's a general scumbag thing to do no matter what the content is
6. But asides from that holy shit I just do not fucking care
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Yes folks, that's right. Spreadshirt is offering 15% off on all products in the Rainbow Factory/Pegasus Device merchandise store. Also, I've added more designs since I've last advertised.
Check it out! It's only for a limited time. Use the coupon code WITHLOVE at checkout!
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I should do something special. No idea what though...
149w, 3dStay tuned for a new story!8 comments · 474 views
Good news, guys.
TarbyRocks is almost finished his Carousel song. For those of you not in the loop, the 'Carousel' comes not from Rarity's shop but from a small series of grimdark pictures wherein our favorite little ponies are speared by some sort of evil merry-go-round.
While Tarby and I have both taken our inspiration from these pictures our own way, we found they're related enough that we're going to do a duel release. That's right, you're going to have a song and a story based on the same concept.
I'm excited to release it, too: Despite being only a short story, I think it's going to be one of the best fictions I've written. Even if only the quality is the best, I love the plot as well, and I think you're all going to love it with me.
(Psssst: I'm also starting to etch out ideas for Fall From Grace to continue. Good things come to those who wait...)
152w, 3dFree Shipping on CWC merch~12 comments · 540 views
So you guys remember I have a spreadshirt store where you can get Cloudsdale Weather Corporation merchandise, right?
If you use the coupon code EASTER2013 between now and March 22nd, you can get free shipping up to $9.50 worth when you order two or more products.
And yes, this discount applies internationally.
Check it out! =D
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And will be marking down all hearts and all hooves 50% for the next 24 hours.
Control The Skies~
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Hey guys! Ask-Factory-Scootaloo read chapter three and did an amazing job on a wallpaper inspired by it.
You can find the link to it after this sentence, but do remember HEY THERE'S PEGASUS DEVICE SPOILERS IN THIS IMAGE OKAY OKAY GREAT.
158w, 5dAuroraDawn Sells Out14 comments · 719 views
Some people may have noticed I'm a little more aggressive with earning money for my writing than most writers here on FIMFiction. I'll never demand money from anyone to see my work, and understand I have no legal right to request payment for the stuff I put on here.
Regardless, I do like staying alive, and artwork- be it drawing or creating or writing- is work. That is why I believe it is acceptable to try and capitalize off of the enjoyment I provide, free, to others.
So; Aurora is a money grubbing whore, but understands he can't--and won't--get paid for what he puts on here. So what does he do?
He opens a spreadshirt store, with designs created by, purchased from, and given permission to use by the very talented owlet57.
If any of my fans are interested, there is a multitude of clothing available at the link below, particularly concerning my "Cloudsdale Weather Corporation" from my story Pegasus Device (and loosely Rainbow Factory; same company, just didn't have a name back then), at the link below.
P.S. If you have enjoyed my writing thoroughly to the point where you *would* consider supporting me, but either don't have enough for or do not want to buy any clothing, donations to my paypal are also encouraged: You can find that here.
173w, 2dOkay this has to stop30 comments · 838 views
Apologies to the fans who have patiently awaited my next story, and even to those fans who have complained I'm taking too long but stopped at that: You guys are all fucking awesome and I love you.
To those who message me asking if you can write the official prequel or sequel or sequel's sequel to Rainbow Factory: Fuck no, you can't write the official ANYTHING. You can, however, write absolutely anything you wish as fanfiction, unsanctioned, un-canon, of RF. I love it when you guys decide to write your own takes on it, honest, I love it. But you cannot go around saying what you wrote is the actual sequel. Understood? Cool. Go off and write, young bucks.
Secondly, to those who have *already* written RF fanfiction, *NO* I will not help you edit it, no I will not read it, and no I will not collaborate with you on finishing it. I do not have time. It's a miracle I've manage to find time to even make it to the final chapter of Pegasus Device. I don't even read *any* fiction any more. No time. And it's unfair. I get at least a request a week: How could I possibly keep up with that?
Thirdly, don't message me telling me how to write or what to write or how the sequel should go. The *ONLY* time you guys can send me an *idea* of what to write is with Mythbuckers, and even then, I'll still write what I feel tells the best story. No getting upset when I don't answer "how does luna make clouds turn black" in it, mmkay?
I love your comments, guys, I do. Even the most vile, hate-filled critiques make me happy. And, if you're starting a unique project like a song or a movie, or even a picture, I encourage you to send it to me via FIMfiction or my gmail account. But as of today, whenever I get a message like the ones above, I'm just going to reply with this post. It's gotten so tiring, having all the comments on my work- good or bad- drowned out by "HEY READ MY STORY. HEY I WROTE THE PREQUEL READ IT AND EDIT IT FOR ME. HEY YOU HAVEN'T REPLIED TO ME YET IT'S BEEN TWO DAYS I'M GOING TO DROWN MYSELF. btw to make sure canon matches celestia has to burn down the factory in mythbuckers okay so do that bye"
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Pegasus Device is, as of this writing, almost finished. Chapter 3/4 was roughly finished a couple minutes ago. Currently, it stands at a total of 38608 words.
For the people anxiously waiting, I have a little teaser. Obviously, it includes SPOILERS
YUP, BIG SPOILERS BELOW
DON'T LOOK IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPOILERS
Towards the back wall she finally glimpsed the image of a sweating and swearing stallion, squeezed in between a cluster of shaking pipes.
“What’s- ah, Flocking piece of manure... what’s up, Gentle? Why aren’t you at your station?”
“Well,” she began, attempting to get closer. Gauge was about twenty feet away, but the spiderweb of metal blocked her from approaching. “There’s been a development with the failures. They started rushing the workers below. I’ve come to find you before they lose control of the repairs and something bad happens up here.”
“A sweet sentiment,” Gauge replied through clenched teeth, frowning at a rusted nut he couldn’t seem to break. “But no worries. If I don’t get this switched before they stop cycling the steam, it’ll just blow out some machines on the other side of the factory. The only way I’d be in trouble here-”
His words were cut off as every light in the room slammed off, just to be replaced by a low red light. It circulated the room quickly, tossing numerous shadows in the already-confusing labyrinth. An air raid siren rose from the depths of the factory, it’s peircing howl reverberating inside the worker’s heads. Gauge looked around slowly and suddenly froze, his face turning incredibly pale. In an instant he was frantically struggling to escape from his position, but found himself wedged perfectly in place.
“... is if the main computer system were to suffer a major malfunction.”
As if an army of ghosts had invaded, a million groans and whines overwhelmed them. A second later, the pipes surrounding the stallion exploded.
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365 days ago I sat down, incredibly sick with an awful fever, not two days after having finished watching all of Season One in pretty much one go for the first time.
I sat down and, with WoodenToaster's 'Rainbow Factory' playing on repeat, began writing the story.
By the next day it was finished. Someone commented on WoodenToaster (now Glaze)'s video that "there should be a fanfiction made of this."
I said "Hey I just wrote one!"
Glaze said "Hey I've never read fanfiction before but I'd love to see it."
I sent him the link, and since then there's been over a million hits in the combined official sources of Rainbow Factory. More fanart than I can count. Dozens upon dozens of fanfictions of Rainbow Factory. Music, even! Awoken was partly inspired by my story, as it was intended to be a pseudo-sequel to Glaze's original song. There's been animations longer than an actual episode of MLP dedicated to my story. Dozens of people have done dramatic readings. It's been translated into EIGHT languages. I've gotten to know hundreds of people, amazing people, become a known name in the fandom (At least as far as people tell me. My story is recognized much longer before I ever am XD)
People have cosplayed my characters at major conventions. I've been interviewed by a Russian fanzine. I fell in love with the most amazing girl on the planet, who I would have NEVER have found were it not for my story. The people I met helped me come out of the closet to my parents and live openly.
I don't like the story. Many people who follow me know it. The concept is great, I love that- it's why I'm writing Pegasus Device- but the writing quality is just awful. It's disgusting. I wouldn't trade it for the world, though. It's changed my life and brought me so much luck and happiness that I'll never edit it, delete it, or shame away from it, because it's what made me me.
Thank you, every one of you. I love you all so, SO much. The link's right up there, guys. Why not one more read for old time's sake? =P
183w, 4dBecause authors need to eat as well8 comments · 158 views
As of today, I've added donation links at the bottom of each of my stories.
This is not a "help I'm starving to death" or a "My step-father will murder me if I don't move across the country" situation. Following in the steps of artists, animators, and musicians, I've left the links there to remind readers that while our entertainment is provided for free, it is something us writers put our effort in for the joy of ourselves and others.
If you have a spare dollar or two, and have thoroughly enjoyed my writing in the past, please consider donating. Don't feel bad if you don't want too! ^_^
In news relevant to your interests, Pegasus Device is moving along nicely now. I'm a scene or two away from finishing Chapter 2, and you'll be interested to know that the whole story is just under 25,000 words.
If things go as planned, I'll be completing the novel sometime in early September. I'm excited.
I have been a little inspired lately in the fact that I am madly in love with my new girlfriend, Amanda, and she gives me that push to keep writing <3
185w, 1dPoll for my followers24 comments · 230 views
I have just noticed that NaPoWriMo is coming.
I will be taking part in it.
I, however, feel I should ask this question:
Should I buckle down and get Pegasus Device finished (which I haven't added ANYTHING too since early June, which pisses me off)
Or should I set it aside and write that Rum Trotters story I previewed in 'Scenarios'?
This will remain open until mid-Saturday, in which I shall tally all votes and write whatever wins.
187w, 1dScenarios3 comments · 109 views
I have hundreds of ideas.
Hundreds of tiny thoughts and scenarios in my head that I will never, ever complete or refine, yet they occupy space.
I need them out.
So I’ve started writing them in a document, one designed to trap the thoughts, not one to sit in my Drive and threaten me and guilt me for never finishing it.
I present to you fine folks who follow me for my writing, some of my actual (unedited) writing.
(I'm posting this to my tumblr because it's not nearly long enough to be considered a story)
190w, 4dAUUUUUUGHHHH.15 comments · 175 views
Sweet Celestia you would not believe
the number of people who think nothing in Pegasus Device is planned
It's all just
"Hey you should have Aurora come back from the dead and blow up the factory"
"Hey actually that's a good idea zombies! Write zombies in Pegasus Device."
"No no wait, Dash is actually FLUTTERSHY. THE WHOLE TIME OH MY GOD THAT TWIST WOULD BE AMAZING."
It's coming, don't worry.
And no, Dr. Atmosphere does NOT go mad and kill everyone.
As far as you know.
(Seriously though he doesn't)
(Or does he)
(No he doesn't)
(But what if he did)
(He wouldn't now shut up)
It is coming along nicely. I hit a bit of a snag from moving, but I'm all settled in now! Things have quieted down, until ten days from now, in which case I'll be FLYING TO NEW YORK CITY.
Anyways. Stop telling me what to write, guys =P
198w, 5dI hate to ask you guys but...14 comments · 182 views
Okay, so, I need to move out.
Basically, my net income is hovering around nothing. I can afford to exist. My roommates are very negative people. My roommate is always frustrated at life, terrible at money management, and never cleans. His girlfriend has no ambition, is depressed like 75% of the time. They both bicker constantly, never shouting, but ALWAYS mad about something. Most of their problems are caused by themselves, but they refuse to accept responsibility for any of their hardships, choosing instead to blame fate or the nearest person to them. Long story short, I’m tired of living in this situation.
I’d like to be able to live on my own place, because as bad as those roommates sound, they’re the best available to me here. Essentially I’m looking on moving into my own place, by myself. I can afford to live by myself, but it’s the moving-for-the-third-time-in-four-months part that’s screwing me over.
I’ve figured out that to do this, I’ll need around $800… And as much as I hate asking for this, I’d really appreciate if anyone could help out. If you’ve enjoyed my writing and stories, please consider it ^_^ I plan on working as hard as I possibly can on my next few stories, including a new Mythbuckers and a sequel to Rainbow Factory. However, as of this current moment, I'm so distracted by these terrible roommates that I can't focus on writing anything -_-
I really appreciate it, thanks everyone.
PS: Pegasus Device, the sequel to Rainbow Factory, already has more words than Rainbow Factory has. Don't worry! It is in progress!
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“You should be able to tell me what’s in here, Hide.”
“A Class II Pegasus Device, Second Edition, serial number eight eight alpha tango-”
“Good, good. What’s it doing, Hide?”
“It’s currently in operation, working at a core temperature of seventy degrees celsius, currently breaking down input resources at an efficiency ratio of three units of spectra per unit of livestock.”
“Cut the technical jargon, Hide.”
“It’s making Rainbows.”
“Exactly, Hide! But since you’re clearly avoiding the subject, allow me to describe to you what the machine is doing. Good timing, as well, it’s just finished with its last failure.” Dash cleared her throat and watched the scene in front of her. After a moment she whispered to the stallion next to her.
“The process starts as most factory productions go. A unit of raw resources are placed onto a feed that leads into the machine.”
Two large stallions, their muscled bodies threatening to tear out of the suits adorning themselves, hoisted a small blue colt onto a conveyor belt. The colt was shaken, its hooves bent and tied at painful angles behind his back. He was forced to stare at the device in front of him, unable to turn his head any more than a degree from his fate.
“The machine loads the raw resources into its primary processing segment, breaking the raw materials down into workable sizes.”